After Hurricane Irma came through our lovely community here at The Fountains, we wanted to thank our residents for making the experience as comfortable as possible. Chef Paul and dining services was able to provide a Chef Surprise for our residents to show our gratitude to them. A lovely preparation of mussels in a brandy cream […]
We were able to take a culinary adventure aboard the Fountains Titanic Tribute Dinner. Dining Services was able to take us through a Titanic inspired menu during this dinner. The residents taste buds were tingling with all of the amazing courses that were presented. The course included a chilled asparagus salad, roasted duck breast and […]
Surprise: an unexpected or astonishing event, fact, or thing. The residents were in fact astonished Thursday night when Chef Paul did a Chef surprise! The treat he served was a S’mores Tart. He started with a graham cracker crust, filled with Godiva chocolate mousse. Chef Paul finished this delicious, sweet treat with a marshmallow topping that […]
Our very own Chef Paul brought back the Kitchen Tours to this month’s menu! This experience gives our residents a first hand look into where the delectable creations are prepared and served at each meal. Chef Paul offers this interactive tour for those that have questions about how things are prepared, where they are prepared […]
Another outstanding Family Night at The Inn. We gathered in the lobby at 4:00pm along with family and friends to enjoy the tropical atmosphere including Caribbean music with a steel drum player. Everyone was greeted at the entrance with leis and flowers. Photographs by Lisa were taken in front of a Caribbean themed back drop and with photo props. Caribbean infused […]
All of our Town Center residents joined in celebrating the 4th of July at our Poolside BBQ. The scrumptious menu started with shrimp ceviche, spring mixed salad and fruit salad. We continued the feast with an array of hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ chicken drumsticks, mac & cheese and confetti corn. The BBQ was topped off with a […]
On June 8th, Chef Bryan Allen and Chef Paul Ebaugh surprised our Town Center residents with a special appetizer. Our residents mouths were watering once Chef Paul introduced the unexpected addition to the evenings menu. Decorating the plate was a delicately placed Foie Gras Pate (Goose Liver Pate) with two, crisp Toast Points, a dollop of Caviar, fresh […]
It’s that time of the year again where the whether is perfect for dining out! We enjoy keeping our residents happy and will do whatever it takes to keep a smile on their faces. Imagine the sun setting with a lovely breeze while enjoying a three-course meal that includes Caribbean Salad as the starter, Island Surf […]
There is no better way to keep warm on a cold afternoon than with chili. Today we had our Annual Chili Cook-Off by the pool. Participating in the event were the following departments: Administration, Marketing, Dining, Nursing and Community Life (Town Center and The Inn), and residents were the judges. Ballots were handed out with instructions on the voting. One sample was handed out […]
A 3 ft. by 4 ft. Gingerbread House was decorated by our food service director, Paul Lebaugh. We expect this lovely ornament to brighten up our resident’s day every time they walk through our lobby!
Being in the hospitality business we strive for satisfaction, so one of our special events that we do is take our residents to the Farmer’s Market so they can help us pick out ingredients for a 3 course meal that they will enjoy. We set up tables outside on our patio by the pool and plated the […]
How can we entertain and spoil our residents even more?? How about inviting them to a lovely five course meal that would have them talking about it for weeks?! I believe that is exactly what we did! We prepared for our wonderful residents a night that they will always remember. We started the evening off with happy hour […]
This year we surprised our residents with a wonderful dinner for Oktoberfest! We served them all of the German favorites including Wiener Schnitzel, Brautwurst, Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon, Buttered Spatzle, Braised Red Cabbage and Sautéed Spinach. For dessert they indulged in Black Forest Cake and Fruits of the Forest Pie. We also provided them with live music by an accordion […]
Our very talented Executive Sous Chef Garrett Pristley was selected to compete in the First Annual Best of the Best ALF (Assisted Living Facilities). His famous Banana Foster Cream Puff won everyone over. They were absolutely DELICIOUS! Even though he did not take home the prize, the experience was priceless and he enjoyed creating such a mouth watering […]
We enjoy seeing our residents smile and we will do whatever it takes to make sure that smile lasts! Last night we surprised them by having a lovely appetizer/dessert station for them as soon as they walked in through the dining room doors. We wanted them to experience face to face the amazing process it takes […]
Residents enjoyed a tour of Gamble Creek Farm, a certified organic and hydroponic farm in Parrish, FL, followed by an al fresco Farm-to-Table Dinner. To start, the residents were served salads prepared with organic Mizuna, Mixed Greens and Pomegranate, all harvested that day. The main course featured roast suckling Pig and Chicken, with Cabbage harvested to prepare Cole Slaw, and tender Collard […]
Meet Kiara Reed, Caregiver and Rising Chef. Kiara loves to bake in her spare time. Today, she prepared a Red Velvet Cheesecake. Step-by-step, Kiara explained the process as she combined the ingredients before mixing them. Once the cake went in the oven, the room was quiet. Excited residents waited patiently for a taste of the delicious red velvet […]
Town Center residents had a wonderful evening at Turtle Beach with music and dancing, an unforgettable dinner, and a stunning sunset. Dining Services prepared a four-course meal which featured shrimp cocktail, beach-side caesar salad, grilled tri-trip steak served with grilled sweet potato and asparagus. Residents toasted marshmallows for s’mores for dessert!
We love to see smiles on our residents faces and everyday we are coming up with new ways to keep those smiles. That’s why we came up with the concept of taking our residents out to Turtle Beach and having a lovely dinner right by the water during sunset. We also make sure that they have […]
Flim Flam is a play our residents put together all by themselves. We appreciate and are honored to have such dedicated and talented people in our community! So what’s the best way to show it? By doing what we do best, throwing them a wonderful party!. We strive to make sure after each meal our residents leave […]
We love showing everyone in and out of our community what goes on in Dining Services! We always have an alternative for our residents whether it is fine dining or 5-star restaurant style dining. In our Café, we aren’t just open for lunch, we are also are open for dinner! We offer wine, fresh bread and Chef […]
The two day Farm-to-Table event began with a resident trip to Phillippi Farmhouse Market, Sarasota’s only farmers market that requires its vendors to be growers. The residents selected fresh-caught fish, fruits, vegetables, herbs, artisan bread and more! The following evening, dining services presented a pool-side cooking demonstration using the ingredients selected at the farmers market. Nutritional information was provided by Town […]
Fun, fun, fun! Residents and family members gathered poolside for our Oktoberfest Famiy Night. Live music by accordionist Frank Padula made the Oktoberfest a delight. There were smiles everywhere. Our culinary team created the perfect menu for this event. An assortment of German beer, pretzels and mustard, bratwursts and sauerkraut, in addition to German chocolate cake were some of the items on the menu. The Fountains staff, […]
What’s better than having some wine and plenty of food choices while enjoying the sun and view poolside? We love sharing the beautiful weather with our residents while presenting them with a lovely dinner where we offer them multiple stations of wonderful food selections.
Every month we like to treat our residents to a lovely morning out at the beach. We cook brunch right by the water while they enjoy the view and the wonderful weather!
Every night this week, from June 2nd – June 6th, we have had a team of chefs battle it out for the glory of being named Best Chef. 11 total associates all working in dining services at The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods have been broken up into teams of two (with one team of […]